Title: Part-time Buddy| Streatham Hill, SW16
Location: Streatham Hill, SW16
Nearest Train / Tube Station: Streatham Hill
Wage / Salary: £16.00 gross per hour, £17.00 gross per hour weekends
Driver required? Preferable
Use of a car? No, will need own car, mileage paid when used on duty
Essential: Working with autistic children, complex behavioural needs, anxiety and challenging behaviour
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Term Time: 17 hours per week eg Monday to Friday 4:30pm to 7:30pm, Saturday or Sunday 10:00am to 12:00am School holidays: 28 hours per week, eg Monday to Friday 10:00 am – 3.00pm, Saturday or Sunday 10:00am to 1.00 pm. Flexible hours for the right candidate
Simon is a smart, active and chatty 12-year-old. He loves rapping and computer games. He lives with his parents, younger sister age 10 and one year old brother. Simon has a diagnosis of autism, sensory processing difficulties and suffers from expressive, receptive and pragmatic language difficulties. When anxious or upset, he can resort to oppositional behaviour and become aggressive. You need to be confident to de-escalate and defuse challenging behavior. Simon can clearly express his feelings; you’ll need to recognise when you need to step back and give him space.
We require a confident, proactive and sensitive Buddy who can support Simon to explore new interests and activities and promote his independence and encourage self-confidence.
Your role will be to supervise the after-school routine, organise different community activities or just relax with Simon at home. As new experiences can be daunting for Simon, a calm and patient approach is essential. You will need a good understanding and extensive experience with children with autism. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with a background in Psychology, SEN or Occupational therapy.
This exciting position will suit an active, energetic and fun support worker who will build a trusting and engaging relationship with Simon and help him to achieve his full potential.
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